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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 - Sun, Sep 13, 2015
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Special Guests!


Born György Pál Marczincsak in Hungary in 1908, George Pal was one of the most respected names in science fiction and fantasy. If all had gone according to plan, he would have become an architect, but after graduation he put his drafting skills to use at Hunnia Films in Budapest, where he got his start in cartooning. Moving across Europe and eventually to the United States, Pal became a pioneer of stop-motion animation with his Puppetoons.

The Puppetoons got the filmmaker a deal with Paramount, an honorary Oscar in 1944 and Short Subject Oscar nominations every year from 1942 to 1948. The novel techniques Pal and his team developed lent themselves well to films dependent on visual effects, and his productions of DESTINATION MOON and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE both won Special Effects Oscars. For a generation of postwar American kids, such images as the destruction of Los Angeles’ City Hall by Martian spaceships in THE WAR OF THE WORLDS were burned indelibly into memory.

With 1958’s TOM THUMB, Pal took a seat in the director’s chair to indulge a fondness for fantasy that would later lead to THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM and 7 FACES OF DR. LAO. The fairy-tale magic of these films illuminates one of Pal’s most famous works, THE TIME MACHINE, whose framing device – H.G. Wells recounting his adventures to skeptical friends – gives the story the feel of a fable. Whether through time or space, George Pal took moviegoers on journeys to worlds of boundless imagination.

Series programmed by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Special guests joining us in person for this series include actresses Barbara Rush, Ann Robinson, and Barbara Eden, director-producer Arnold Leibovit, and animation historian Jerry Beck.
Egyptian TheatreThu, Sep 10, 2015 - Sun, Sep 13, 2015
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Actress Barbara Rush In Person!
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Actress Ann Robinson In Person!
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Introduction by Director-Producer Arnold Leibovit & Jerry Beck!
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 - 3:00pm
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Introduction by Director-Producer Arnold Leibovit!
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Actress Barbara Eden In Person!
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 - 7:30pm
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